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Blog over my passion of collecting, constructing and painting miniatures and figures, for wargames, roleplay or showcase, including Warhammer 40K Tyranids, Chaos, Daemons, Cthulhu Mythos, various Gundams & super robots, etc...

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Trygorant, a Tyranid Uber Tyrant based on the Trygon and Harpy kits

Publié le 24 Juin 2016 par Hellric dans Tyranids, Cthulhu

Various reports of recon units mention that a new type of creature has been spotted, commanding the assault of the most brutal and deadly tyranid units of Hivefleet Cthulhu : a kind of gigantic tyrant with a very long, serpent-like tail ending in a kind of ovipositor, elongated limbs, big harpy-like wings, a head similar to the Trygon Prime one, with horns designed to channel psy-energy. From the mouth it can sprout a set of 6 vicious "whiplash" tentacles. A deadly foe with tremendous psychic powers for ranged attacks, insanely fast moving and also armed with unforgiving claws... While the Omega Hivequeen commands the swarm from the rear guard, the Trygorant are leading assaults in the front !

Here's the monster in colors after 3 week-ends of painting. Hope you'll enjoy it.

It was my last big tyranid project, in the coming months I'll be back to the Great Old Ones : 2 Great Cthulhu coming from 2 great artists are on their way : Paul Komoda's and Richard Luong's ! Then I'll also do something special with the "Pride" model from "The 7 sins, The Others" game. So if you like Lovecraftian stuff, stay tuned in the coming weeks.

Trygorant, a Tyranid Uber Tyrant based on the Trygon and Harpy kits
Trygorant, a Tyranid Uber Tyrant based on the Trygon and Harpy kitsTrygorant, a Tyranid Uber Tyrant based on the Trygon and Harpy kits
Trygorant, a Tyranid Uber Tyrant based on the Trygon and Harpy kitsTrygorant, a Tyranid Uber Tyrant based on the Trygon and Harpy kitsTrygorant, a Tyranid Uber Tyrant based on the Trygon and Harpy kits
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New Tyranid project : huge Flying Tyrant

Publié le 1 Juin 2016 par Hellric dans Tyranids, Cthulhu

Yes it's me again, I'm in a very creative mood these days :)

I've had a Trygon/Mawloc kit for years in my cabinet, and the goal was to make a flying version of the Trygon at that time, but for some reasons I had lost motivation and inspiration and I forgot about it for a long time.

Recently, since I'm in Tyranid business again, I saw the kit again and ideas popped in my head, I made a parallel with the new Harpy kit, that would provide interesting wings and other bits. Then in the leftovers of the Haruspex and Toxicrene hive queen, I found the tentacles and tail, I didn't use them before because the model would look too "crowded". So the tentacles would be for the head in my own "Hivefleet Cthulhu" concept, but since I liked the teeth and mandibles of the Trygon kit, I used the tentacles as "tongues" sprouting from the maw, disgusting isn't it ?

The original idea of a flying Trygon had also turned to a much more cunning, menacing, heavy synapse creature, so I decided it would need legs and arms to be a kind of "uber Tyrant" (or call it another Hive Queen if you want ;) ).

The Tervigon kit provided perfect legs, just wanted them with extra hoves. For the arms, I also used Tervigon limbs but I needed extra joint, so a bit of converting was done, with added "thumb" to mimic a monstrous hand.

End of tail is the Haruspex tongue, some kind of ovipositor, the trygon's the poison glands would be small egg sacs...

On the back plates, I added Harpy blades to remind of the Harpy.

Man, I really had great time doing this monster, I'm pretty excited to see it finished, as I'm sure it'll kick ass !!!

EDIT : update with assembled miniature

New Tyranid project : huge Flying Tyrant
New Tyranid project : huge Flying TyrantNew Tyranid project : huge Flying Tyrant
New Tyranid project : huge Flying Tyrant
New Tyranid project : huge Flying TyrantNew Tyranid project : huge Flying Tyrant
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Surprise miniature ! Tyranid Tyranthrope !

Publié le 25 Mai 2016 par Hellric dans Cthulhu, Tyranids

Two weeks ago, I made some cleaning and sorting in my office, and I found tons of unused and forgotten miniatures parts, among them a lot of tyranids, and a particular one attracted my attention : a Malanthrope from Forge World.

Nice body full of tentacles, but nearly no limbs, looking too "kind" to my taste, so I had the idea of making a Tyrant from this body. I used a head plate from a Zoanthrope so the creature has a proper Tyrant head, made it more gribbly by adding small Zoathrope arms as mandibles.

I had the "walking" legs from my flyrant left, and these were the perfect size, but I had to find a suitable pose to use them, so I rotated the torso with the tail to the front instead of the tail to the bottom.

Next I found some Reaper Bones wings of the good size, just added the Malanthrope hands on top of them so they look more Niddy.

As the tail points to the front, I added the end of the tyrant's tail, so it looks more aggressive and more like a Tyrant.

And last but not least, I needed 2 claw arms, those of an old lector were perfect, so that's it !

Let's call this a "Tyranthrope" since the insane Hive Queens of Hivefleet Cthulhu had the idea to mix Malanthrope and Tyrant DNA !

The model was painted quickly in 2 weeks, so no WIP this time, just the finished creature. I'm very happy of it, it looks coherent, with my little "Cthulhu" touch, and with a nice pose, as if he was cornered by powerful foe but well decided to counter-attack... Enjoy !

Surprise miniature ! Tyranid Tyranthrope !
Surprise miniature ! Tyranid Tyranthrope !
Surprise miniature ! Tyranid Tyranthrope !
Surprise miniature ! Tyranid Tyranthrope !
Surprise miniature ! Tyranid Tyranthrope !
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Tyranid Flying Swarmlord from HF Cthulhu painted !

Publié le 2 Avril 2016 par Hellric dans Tyranids, Cthulhu

Hi there,

So as promised, here are the pics of the Swarmlord done, just in the same paint scheme as his Omega Pattern Hivequeen. I love the dynamics of the model rushing on full attack while the Queen is strongly holding ground :) !

Now looking at my spare parts to do something with that old Forgeworld malanthrope and ideas are popping ;) ...

Tyranid Flying Swarmlord from HF Cthulhu painted !
Tyranid Flying Swarmlord from HF Cthulhu painted !
Tyranid Flying Swarmlord from HF Cthulhu painted !
Tyranid Flying Swarmlord from HF Cthulhu painted !
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Tyranid Hivefleet Cthulhu : Omega pattern Queen - painted

Publié le 9 Février 2016 par Hellric dans Tyranids, Cthulhu

Soooo folks, you've been very patient so here we are, the beast is done ! At least, with the first set of limbs... I went for another paint scheme, reminding the one of my Hive Queen Primus. <i'll call this one the "Omega pattern" Queen, the ultimate psychic leader of the Hive. Perfect companion for Mr Hydra's Queen of Thorns.

To be continued in a next update with tentacle limbs...

Tyranid Hivefleet Cthulhu - Omega Queen
Tyranid Hivefleet Cthulhu - Omega QueenTyranid Hivefleet Cthulhu - Omega Queen
Tyranid Hivefleet Cthulhu - Omega QueenTyranid Hivefleet Cthulhu - Omega Queen

Tyranid Hivefleet Cthulhu - Omega Queen

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Hive Queen 2016 conversion, update

Publié le 3 Janvier 2016 par Hellric dans Tyranids, Cthulhu

Hi, a small update today, the Queen is assembled completely, I just need to add the arms. AS I'm not sure if I should add both the tentacle arms, the claw arms or one of these only, I'll use magnets so I'll be able to change configuration when I want. I'll probably do the same for the big tongue (the "ovipositor").

I added clawed tentacles coming from under the head, mandibles of the Trygon, helping canalizing psychic energy blasts, as the Queen is a powerful psyker.

There are extra claws on the wings and legs, to show it's a higher organism of the tyranid fleet.

I'm happy with the look of the model, it's looking coherent, there's my "Cthulhu" touch with those tentacles, big claws and wings...

So I can't wait to get the magnets and go further finishing and painting the model.

Hive Queen 2016 conversion, update
Hive Queen 2016 conversion, updateHive Queen 2016 conversion, update
Hive Queen 2016 conversion, updateHive Queen 2016 conversion, update
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Tyranid Hive Queen conversion WIP - quick update

Publié le 1 Janvier 2016 par Hellric dans Tyranids

To begin this new year, here's a small update of the monster-in-progress. Main body and limb assembled, glued to a base, and you can see some parts waiting to be added, like wings, tentacles, claws, etc...

Now the creature is 16 cm high from feet to tip of the head, quite impressive, like a massive Hive Tyrant, and I'm very happy of the general stance of the model.

I'll keep posting stuff as soon as it's done. Feel free to comment to give me feedback and ideas !

Tyranid Hive Queen conversion WIP - quick update
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Tyranid Hive Fleet Cthulhu - Queen of Thorns painted !

Publié le 13 Février 2013 par Hellric dans Tyranids

Hi folks,

I'm very happy to show you today a new big project that has come to completion. It's been a while since I painted such a big miniature, and I'm satisfied that I did it quite quickly, motivation is coming back for sure :)

So it was the awesome Queen of Thorns, made by the talented artist Hydra from the Warpshadow forum.

I've tried a variation of my previous themes, wanted an electric green skin, with classical purple armour plates (this is a queen ;) ), I used gloss varnish on some parts like the brain, seed pods, tendrils and tongue, so they look disgustingly wet.

The only things I'm not happy with on this model, are the pictures, I didn't managed to capture the beauty of the beast, I need to improve in this area so much, but this can give you an idea anyway...

OK enough blabber, now the pictures ! I hope you'll enjoy her as much as I ;)

Tyranid Queen of Thorns

 

Tyranid Queen of Thorns

Don't forget to check the galery to see more here.

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Project : Queen of Thorns, Tyranid Hive Queen

Publié le 26 Janvier 2013 par Hellric dans Tyranids

Tha last articles have been about news of the miniature world, but some things happen in my office too !

Last year we had a project with one of the most talented tyranid sculptors on Planet Earth, Hydra from the Warpshadow.com forum. He made in his own style a version of my Tyranid Hive queens, massive Hive tyrants who lead massive swarms and devastate foes while giving birth to more horrors on the battlefield.

The theme of my hivefleet is Cthulhu, so the beast had obviously to evoke the great old One in her design.

Hydra really did his best and I was so amazed when I got the model ! Thousand Thanks to him !

Now I'm working on painting it, and it's 75% done.

Here are shots of the unpainted model... in a few weeks, expect it !!!

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Troll Forged Alien Assimilation Host (Kickstarter)

Publié le 1 Janvier 2013 par Hellric dans Tyranids

So... here we go with the first news.

For 2013's premiere, I'd like to announce you news from my friend Ed's Troll Forged Miniatures. He has run a Kickstarter in late 2012 for the launch of his line of 30 mm alien miniatures : "Alien Assimilation Host". The Kickstarter had a huge success and Ed has got more than 54.000 $ !

So here are the concepts of the full line, to be released in may 2013. These models will for sure appeal to the players of Warhammer 40K Tyranids and to the fans of Lovecraft and Alien miniatures.

I can't wait to put my brushes on those babies !!! :)

The Overlord :

Assimilation Alien Host - Overlord

 

The Queen :

Assimilation Alien Host - Queen

 

The Warriors :

Assimilation Alien Host - Swarm Warrior

 

And even more on the Troll Forged album...

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